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Elucidation of the TM - Movement

 
 

TM - History after 2000 : Peace palaces, invincibility towers, successorship...

In 2002, Maharishi asked his German followers to accuse the german federal government because of the bad health policy, but the lawsuits were rejected because they were formulated too broadly.(see: Prosecutions and the Towers of Mentmore)

Peace palaces and Maharishi-Sthapatya-Veda®

In 2002 Maharishi proposed the establishment of so-called "peace palaces" with a vedic Vastu architecture. [Peace palaces(de); TM Real Estate (AGPF); Friedenspalst Hannover: Interview ....]

His Maharishi-Sthapatya-Veda® defined a Vedic architecture in accordance with the 'Maharishi nature law'.

His concept of a "Vedic City" was specifically implemented in India and the USA in Iowa from 1991. The construction of the city should reflect the TM-Nature-Law and thus the construction of the universe ...

Sponsors

2004 Maharishi  lost his most important and disappointed longtime financial sponsor Earl Kaplan.
                     
Currently, the actor David Lynch with his Davidlynchfoundation is a well-known donor collector.
Mr. Lynch opened a 'Foundation for Conscious-Oriented Education and World Peace'.
This for Mr. Lynch unpleasant presentation (Flying yogis and flying millions) has evtl. a bit of truth content...).
In an interview with the 'Wiener Zeitung', Mr. Lynch stated in 2005: 'We are still collecting. I have founded a foundation called the "David Lynch Foundation for Concentration Based Education and Worldpeace". Consciousness-oriented education and world peace go hand in hand. We are striving for a training based on a unified field. The unified field was discovered by quantum physicists only 25 years ago, but it is long known in the Vedic science. It is called "Atma", which means "self" or "soul". It is the power station - all matter and all spirit come out of this field. You wish you could touch it, so super friendly it is. Maharishi Mahesh Yogis Gift to the world is the mental technique that opens the door to this field. (P.S. This field, of course, was not discovered in quantum physics - loud advertising for TM)
 

Invincibilty

2005  the high scools for wurden die Maharishi Hochschulen für 'Invincible defense' in Genf und Hannover were dedicatet.
 
At the Guru Purnima, July 29, 2007, the first almost 14-meter-high 'invincibility tower' was built on a hill between the two meditation halls of the 'Maharishi University of Management' (Fairfield, Iowa) , USA, and inaugurated of 500 Indian pandits at the end of an invincibility course.
Dr. Eike Hartmann, TM Minister for Architecture of the Global Land of World Peace, had designed it.

A little later, Dr. Benjamin Feldman, Finance Minister of the Global Land of World Peace, presented a list of the names of more than 50 countries, in which the foundations for the invincibility towers are laid at the Guru Purnima Day, in Germany, among others. in Erfurt (and other invincibility schools).
 

New Prices

Further details on  the drastic increased prices since 2002 and the conversion of the initiators to a licensing system can be found at tm.org, who try to present thehmselfes as a nonprifit organisation.
Also the Maharishi Ayurveda-Shops pay licenses comparable with a Franchise-System.
 
Prices( 2011) were from  500 Euro pro Person upwards with special conditions for students u.a..
Seminars, Fertilizers and Siddhi-Techniques make further big costs.
 

Aspiration

Which contemporary feels comfortable in ths organisation can be guessed. I have only touched the backgrounds here, and  idissociate myself from so-called scientific proofs without a proven reference to spirituality.
Prerequisite for true spirituality is introspection (Svadhyaya) of any kind. The Ashtanga yoga, which has often been wrongly referenced by members of the movement since 1977, has the same prerequisites in Yama and Niyama - otherwise the 'black path' will be waving.

However, Pantanjali warns against the Siddhis in the Yogasutras and, in contrast to some representations of the movement, does not give any guidance. The summation of Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi can only be implemented by a highly developed Yogi with Samadhi and not by a highly-interpreted coherence and alpha-waves.

Maharishi, instead, recommends the effect of the ananda of meditation. Did the other gurus just want to make the disciples small ...?!  Maharishi himself is also a example for that--.. or?
 
Transcendence is not only a "state of restful alertness" (alpha-waves; Maharishi 5 FEBRUARY 2008), possibly accompanied by coherence patterns, however deep this may be.

Therefore the Samadhi teaching with specific Alphawellen, "recognized" by some meditators there, is another sad example of an attempt to "explain" the spirituality in a modern way and gain further influence and money.
 

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In conclusion, I can only disapprove of the spirit that prevails in the movement, which also has something to do with the fact, that the Yama and the Niyama of the propagated Pantanjali Yoga are not put into practice here.

Only the fact that so many souls do not sink into the darkness after death is positive from my point of view.

Spirituality can not become a spiritual materialism - that would be a variant of the black tantric path.

The cited modern quantum physics belongs in the area of the lower creations from Maya and below the Prakriti and has not proved a 'uniform field' either.

Deep relaxation alpha - waves are not a sign of spirituality. Meanwhile there are also more modern theories about strong gamma - waves as a sign of deep meditation.

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SuccessorshipBild von wikipedia commons dort Public domain für alle Zwecke

On Wednesday, February 6, 2008, M. M. Yogi died in his Dutch residence, Vlodrop, with the alleged prior announcement that Maharishi had been welcomed in heaven.

Since that is Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam Tony Nader President for the 'Global country of worldpeace'.
 
In india overtook Maharishis nephew Girish Varma the government of the TM-Movement who also reigns the Vidya-Mandir-scools.
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